- Daily transactions on Polygon zkEVM recently spiked to a three-month high.
- The transaction spike follows an uptick in DeFi activity on the network.
- Polygon zkEVM’s soaring network activity mirrors a recent surge experienced on Polygon PoS.
In recent months, the Ethereum Layer 2 narrative has gained increased traction, sparking excitement about promising projects, including Polygon zkEVM. Amid new milestones and soaring network activity, daily transactions on the network recently spiked to their highest point in three months.
Polygon zkEVM Daily Transactions Spike
On Saturday, November 25, transactions on the Polygon zkEVM network surpassed 100k for the first time since August 2023. Specifically, the network processed 102.9k transactions on Saturday, according to Artemis data—the fifth-highest number of transactions the network has ever processed in a single day.
Following the recent transaction spike, the Polygon zkEVM network has now processed 8.2 million transactions in the eight months since it launched, according to data from zkevm.polygonscan.com. The feat underscores the network’s steady growth even as users now set their sights on reaching 10 million transactions by year’s end.
The recent spike in transactions follows a recent uptick in DeFi activity on the Layer 2 chain. Even though the month is yet to end, the Polygon zkEVM network has already recorded its highest monthly DEX volume in November 2023 at $51.37 million and counting, according to DeFi Llama data at the time of writing.
With the feat, the network has sustained a total DEX volume of over $50 million in the past two months, about 80% more than the $28.8 million total in September 2023, signaling sustained user activity and engagement.
Polygon zkEVM’s recent growth spurt mirrors the recent surge in activity on the sister Polygon PoS chain.
Like the zkEVM chain, the Polygon PoS chain has also recently experienced a spike in DEX volumes and daily transactions.
On November 14, DEX volume on the Polygon PoS chain surpassed $400 million for the first time since March 2023. On November 16, the network recorded over 16 million transactions, the network’s highest number of transactions ever processed in a single day.
The excitement within the Polygon ecosystem comes amid a new blockchain inscription craze and growing excitement around the 2.0 roadmap. The latter has been bolstered by a recent partnership between Polygon Labs and OKX that will see the leading exchange launch a layer 2 blockchain with the Polygon Chain Development Kit (CDK).
On the Flipside
- On Sunday, November 26, transactions on the Polygon zkEVM chain dropped to 74.01k.
- Polygon zkEVM’s early growth has largely been attributed to airdrop speculations.
Why This Matters
The recent spike in transactions on the Polygon zkEVM signals greater adoption of the Layer 2 solution.
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